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“Cool bijou hotel with very friendly and helpful staff”
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Colony Palms Hotel
Ranked #27 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

One block off the main drag in Old Palm Springs, quiet but walking distance to everything. Comfortable and relaxing with great music around the pool - no hotel piped muzak here! For 3 perfect days in Palm Springs stay at The Colony Palm Hotel.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is the sweetest little hotel in Palm Springs. Best for couples, romantic, nice rooms, but the most wonderful thing is the outdoor environment. Beautiful landscaping and little private getaway areas all over the place - even a lovely outdoor fireplace. There are hummingbirds that are so friendly that you can get right up to them and the place generally gives a wonderful feeling of serenity and centering. Highly recommended.
Only one criticism: what's with the starched sheets? They look nice but are murder to sleep on!

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4  Thank mgoros
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were very impressed with the hotel. The rooms are lovely and the pool area is beautiful. It's within walking distance of good cafes and restaurants. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. The beds were super-comfortable and it was so quiet that we slept really well.

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1  Thank fran1075
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I agree with what has been said with previous reviews on TripAdvisor. Wonderful setting and quite. The rooms are real large, but nice area to sit out by the pool or outside of the room. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay again.

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Thank shawn07
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

to keep is simple: WOW
I've been coming to PS for many years as a weekend respite from living in LA LA LAND.
I had never heard of this hotel prior to this trip, now that I've stayed here, I will NEVER stay ANYWHERE else when I come to the desert.
This hotel has the FULL package, amazing service, top notch food and drinks, comfortable bed, huge shower, fabulous SALT WATER pool, it's beautifully landscaped and has a great location - right behind the main street in PS - it's such a GEM.
I'm in the travel industry and have traveled quite a bit for both work and pleasure - so to be this impressed with a property is quite rare for me.
ENJOY this highly recommended fabulous desert oasis.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank c b
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went on a Groupon offer, which gave us 2 nights and a food and spa voucher for $242 for two nights.
A really pleasant boutiquey hotel in the centre of Palm Springs which had a really nice feel to it, and lovely gardens.
The layout of the garden makes for limited sun loungers in the sun during these winter months, and the sun goes behind the mountain around 3.30pm (although granted there is not much they can do about that!)
The pool and jacuzzi were clean and well maintained, and I enjoyed the music they played, although a little loud, and a little too eclectic for my tastes.
We got some lunch by the pool, which was tasty enough, but certainly not cheap!
Our room was nice and carried on the colonial theme, although a fair bit smaller than the other hotel we had come from (which was a fair bit cheaper). The TV is at a very strange angle over one of the beds. There is a well stocked bar, and room in the fridge for you to put in your own drinks.
Probably the biggest gripe is the wi-fi connectivity. It is appalling. We tried to watch something on Hulu on 3 separate occasions at various times of the day and night, and none of them worked. We gave up! Our cheaper hotel up the road had excellent wifi in comparison. As this was included in the mandatory 'resort fee' (something I absolutely loath and don't agree with) I would expect it to be much much quicker.
I think it would be great for couples who are not relying on an internet connection to provide their entertainment...!!!

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you are willing to splurge, the Casita is well worth it. I wish the weather was a bit warmer but overall our stay was relaxing, pleasant and rejuvenating. The hotel premises are beautiful, well maintained and serene. We had brunch at the Purple Palm restaurant and thought it was very filling. We decided to venture out for other meals during our stay and found lots of amazing options within walking distance.

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Thank deevyah
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Additional Information about Colony Palms Hotel

Address: 572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6030 (Formerly the Palms at Palms Springs)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
#8 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
#8 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#13 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $258 - $556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colony Palms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1936 by reputed Purple Gang Mobster Al Wertheimer, the Colony Palms Hotel was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house that later became a playground for Hollywood ICONS including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Rita Hayworth. Colony Palms Hotel has maintained its nobility as a stunning four-star boutique hotel spread out over a three acre property. The rooms promise subtle sophistication with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and suzani headboards. Many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, and intimate outdoor spaces, and the rooms open to the a central courtyard with pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm boasts exquisite cuisine and a stunning view of both the pool and San Jacinto Mountains. The newly redesigned Spa offers a serene atmosphere and top of the line treatments. Colony Palms Hotel also plays host to a variety of stunning weddings and events, with the option of utilizing a newly refreshed private event space or a full property buyout for a truly intimate celebration. Colony Palms Hotel is a mix of modern luxuries with a dash of romance and tranquil getaway. ... more   less 
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Colony Palms Resort
Colony Palms Palm Springs

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